Wanderers with movie camera: The Mysterious Lyu=ba and Nicola Kutinchevs Cover Image
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Пътешественици с кинокамера: загадъчните Люба и Никола Кутинчеви
Wanderers with movie camera: The Mysterious Lyu=ba and Nicola Kutinchevs

Author(s): Andronika Martonova
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The study delves deep into Lyuba Kutincheva-Dagorova’s personal archive, kept at the Sofia State Archive(SSA). Central to the study is the information of Lyuba Kutincheva, who visited Asia in the 1920s/1930s,having film reels. For the purpose, many pieces of information have been found and compared to fill the lacunae in the traveler's life. Pages of her albums have been deciphered, with photographs and dedications by esteemed persons, whom Lyuba Kutincheva met. The study focuses on Japan as the most substantial element of the documentary collection. Lyuba Kutincheva, in her capacity as the author of the book, Japan: Personal Impressions, Observations and Examinations has given a number of talks of the Land of the Rising Sun across Bulgaria, interpreting artistically and knowledgeably the specifics of Japanese history, culture, ethnography and explosive growth during the Shōwa period, which commenced in 1929 with the enthronement ofEmperor Hirohito. Her public lectures have been widely covered by various publications found not only at the archives. These are of particular importance to the articulation of Asia’s image in Bulgaria of the early twentieth century. This study is the first to give currency to Nicola Kutinchev, related to Lyuba Kutincheva, who would also shoot and show cultural films in Bulgaria and abroad. The figure of a traveller/cineaste is undoubtedly a novelty for the history of Bulgarian film and Bulgarian film studies.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 43-51
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English, Bulgarian